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John Laurinaitis’ Contract Terminated By WWE

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A new report has claimed that the WWE contract of John Laurinaitis, who has been under investigation by the company, has been terminated.

The new report from Mike Johnson at Pro Wrestling Insider claims that John Laurinaitis was quietly let go by the company very recently, seemingly within the last week.

The report also doesn’t go in to the details of the release, only that it was for “obvious reasons” and that the news had been kept within a small circle within WWE.

It was originally reported on 20th June 2022 by Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful that John Laurinaitis has been placed on administrative leave by the company while the investigation is carried out as well. At this point, Bruce Prichard was appointed Head Of Talent Relations for WWE, with the role eventually taken over by Triple H when Vince McMahon officially departed.

The report also claims that despite both McMahon and Laurinaitis leaving the company, the investigation by the Board Of Directors is still ongoing.

John Laurinaitis originally joined WWE after the company’s purchase of WCW in 2001, and was quickly moved in to the role of Director Of Talent Relations. He held a number of similar positions within the company throughout his time there, as well as taking on a number of on-screen roles.

Starting his in-ring career with the NWA and WCW as Johnny Ace, Laurinaitis would go on to have an extended successful period with All Japan Pro Wrestling between 1988 and 2000. He would then eventually go back to WCW in the role of Head Booker after the departure of Vince Russo.